Chinese Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine may be recommended if your diagnosis suggests that it will help you reach your health goals more efficiently. We believe that food is medicine and that dietary changes are often the one of the most important steps to take in reclaiming your health. However, when we need medicine of a higher potency than what we food to support the body’s healing process
Customized for You: We create custom herbal formulas to precisely suit your individual health needs.
Convenient: Your herbs are easy to take on the go, coming in the form of powders, pressed tablets, or tinctures.
Highest Standards: We only source safe, high quality, and ethically produced herbal products.
Quality & Safety
We stock only the best quality herbs that meet the most strict requirements of Good Manufacturing Process and US Pharmacopoeia standards. This means that all products have been tested to ensure purity and freedom from contaminants. Such tests include:
Plant species verification (through Thin Layer Chromatography, HPLC, and/or UPLC-MS/MS).
Microbial testing for bio-contaminants such as E. Coli, salmonella, molds, and yeasts.
Gas Chromatography (GC-MS/MS) testing to check for presence of hundreds of potentially harmful substances such as pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography MS/MS (UPLC-MS/MS) to measure potency by confirming the presence of active ingredients.
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) testing to detect the presence of non-organic contamination including heavy metals with a test sensitivity of subparts per million, and in some cases, subparts per billion.
Ethics & Efficacy
Chinese Herbal Medicine has earned a bad reputation for the superstitious use of certain animal products as "health tonics" in China, many coming from endangered species. This highly unfortunate practice is unethical and not representative of the practice of Chinese Herbal Medicine in the United States. No endangered animal or plant species are used in the Seven Seeds herbal pharmacy.
The vast majority of Chinese herbs are plant-based and have earned their place in the pharmacopoeia over centuries of use and careful observation. Moreover, thanks to modern scientific research and chemical analysis, we now understand the phytochemical constituents that give the herbs the medicinal properties that have been observed by herbalists for generations.